The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

March 3, 2014

Marshall rallies to beat Pirates

HUNTINGTON — Ryan Taylor scored the game-winning points on a three-point play with 10 seconds to go as Marshall rallied to beat East Carolina 64-61 Sunday.

The Thundering Herd (10-20, 4-11 Conference USA) scored the last 10 points of the game while holding the Pirates (16-14, 5-10) scoreless for the final 4:32.

Kareem Canty made a 3-pointer and Shawn Smith a layup to lead up to Taylor’s go-ahead play which made it 62-61. Canty scored two more on a pair of free throws after a missed 3-pointer by East Carolina’s Akeem Richmond.

Taylor had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Chris Thomas scored 17 to lead the Herd. Canty added 11 points and Smith 10.

The Pirates trailed 52-51 with ten minutes to go, but rallied in front with a 10-2 run, capped by White’s 3-pointer at 61-54.

EAST CAROLINA (16-14)

Richmond 5-18 0-0 15, White 8-14 5-5 23, Robinson 4-6 1-1 10,  Roberts-Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Zangari 2-7 2-2 6, Torlak 0-0 0-0 0,  Williams 1-2 2-4 4, Stith 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 21-48 11-14 61.

MARSHALL (10-20)

Smith 4-5 1-3 10, Canty 3-17 2-2 11, Thomas 7-14 1-2 17,  Sane 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 4-14 7-12 15, Boykins 1-2 0-0 3, Goard 2-6 2-2 6,  Manning 0-0 0-0 0, Mbao 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-59 13-21 64.

Halftime—East Carolina 41-30. 3-Point Goals—East Carolina 8-22  (Richmond 5-16, White 2-4, Robinson 1-1, Williams 0-1), Marshall 7-20  (Canty 3-11, Thomas 2-4, Smith 1-1, Boykins 1-2, Taylor 0-2). Fouled  Out—None. Rebounds—East Carolina 28 (Williams 10), Marshall 44 (Taylor  12). Assists—East Carolina 14 (Williams 9), Marshall 18 (Canty 6). Total  Fouls—East Carolina 16, Marshall 16. A—4,291.

 

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